University Among U.S. News and World Report's Top Selections

University Among Top Selections

Saint Leo University ranks in the first tier among 118 regional universities in the South included in the “America’s Best Colleges” ranking recently released by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The “Best Regional Universities” category refers to institutions that offer a full range of bachelor’s degree programs as well as master’s degree programs.

“We are pleased that the U.S. News rankings recognize the tremendous educational value that Saint Leo offers,” said Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., Saint Leo University president. “The magazine’s recognition will inform more students and families of the exceptional benefits of a Saint Leo University education,” Dr. Kirk noted.

The ranking is calculated using a number of indicators, such as the satisfaction students have shown with their teachers, the academic abilities of the student body, and the depth and breadth of programs and services the institution provides. Much of the data reflects life at the University Campus, the home to the university’s traditional undergraduate program. Saint Leo University’s overall rank is number 59 on the list. Families interested in reading the magazine’s report online at should use the abbreviation “St.” when entering the name of the university in the site’s search box.